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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 4, 2000
August 4, 2000

1. EPA TO CORPS: COMPLY WITH CLEAN WATER ACT
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Maintaining water quality at federal dams is a requirement of the
federal Clean Water Act, not just an aspirational policy, according to a
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency letter sent this week to the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers.
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2. GROUPS THREATEN EPA WITH PESTICIDE LAWSUIT
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Two environmental groups have notified the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency that they intend to sue the agency for failure to protect from
pesticides salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act.

The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides and the
Washington Toxics Coalition sent a 60-day notice to the EPA last week,
saying they will file a lawsuit against the EPA at the end of the notice
period ...
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3. SCIENTISTS LINK PESTICIDES, SALMON SURVIVAL
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Recent research on the effects of toxic substances on salmon suggests
that even low levels of toxins impair salmon survival instincts.

The study by the National Marine Fisheries Service Science Center in
Seattle, Wash., will be published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries
and Aquatic Sciences in September. It says that contaminants can cause
impaired growth, suppression of the immune system and increased
mortality in salmon following exposure.
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4. IT HEARS NMFS BIOP EXPECTATIONS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
State and federal officials expected to share in implementation duties
were briefed Thursday on a federal plan intended to ward off extinction,
and foment recovery, of listed salmon and steelhead species through a
combination of goals-oriented hydrosystem improvements and "off site"
mitigation actions.
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5. GOVERNORS MULL FEDERAL RECOVERY PLAN DETAILS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Funding and the need for coordination of federal and regional salmon
recovery efforts surfaced as key issues for Northwest governors
following cursory reviews of a just-released federal draft hydrosystem
biological opinion and companion conceptual recovery strategy.
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6. MCNARY TO SPILL, KEEP MORE FISH IN-RIVER
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A decision at this week's interagency Technical Management Team meeting
will result in water spilling at McNary Dam, which could divert move
juvenile salmon over the dam instead of into the transportation
collection system.
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